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  • First Look: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (1442 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on August 19, 2009 12 a.m.

    When we first saw the last-gen Porsche 911 GT3 RS, it was bright green. And when we saw it the second time, it was bright orange. As you can see from the above photos, some things never change.

  • Keepers: Subaru WRX—Shopping (1226 views)

    By Christopher Smith on August 18, 2009 12 a.m.

    Turbocharged power funneled through an all-wheel drive platform is often a recipe for a reliability nightmare, but in keeping with its rugged rally-bred existence, the 2002-03 WRX is quite the stout performance machine that takes spirited driving in stride. In fact, the issues most prevalent to would-be WRX owners are actually previous WRX owners, or more accurately, previous owner abuse. General used car shopping guidelines are definitely in effect here, but given the WRX’s youthful and often exuberant audience, extra attention to detail could save you from purchasing someone else’s thrashed-out ragdoll.

  • First Look: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne (516 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on August 17, 2009 12 a.m.

    When it comes to Bentleys, new models are a big deal, simply because the automaker's portfolio is so exclusive. The aging Arnage has been with us for quite some time now, and now the new Grand Bentley, the 2011 Mulsanne, has been revealed. The official debut took place at this past weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, but the full details of the Mulsanne will not be released until next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

  • Keepers: Subaru Impreza WRX (758 views)

    By Christopher Smith on August 13, 2009 12 a.m.

    Every once in a while a car comes along that transcends the motoring world to become an icon for a generation. Cars like the 1957 Chevy Bel Air and 1965 Ford Mustang may spring to mind as previous icons, and as we enter the final months of the 21st-century’s premier decade, we find there’s a new car to grace that exclusive list: the 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX.

  • First Look: 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (374 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 13, 2009 12 a.m.

    Immediately after the announcement of the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 , BMW issued another press release announcing the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7, which will also debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and will be available in the U.S. in the spring of 2010.

  • First Look: 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 (248 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 13, 2009 12 a.m.

    BMW announced yesterday that the production version of the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in September, and coming to the U.S. by the end of this year.

  • Driven: 2009 Subaru WRX SPT (1748 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on August 12, 2009 12 a.m.

    While this generation of WRX may have officially debuted as a 2008 model, it’s the 2009 car that we’ve really spent most of our focus on. Subaru gave its WRX sedan and hatchback a big cosmetic refresh for 2008, but it wasn’t until the following year that Subaru heavily updated this car. For 2009, the WRX received an all-new, 265-horsepower version of the Boxer four, as well as some upgraded suspension parts similar to those on the STI. And while we’ve discussed both our vast praise and minimal displeasure for this car many times since then, we eagerly accepted an ...

  • First Look: 2010 Nissan Sentra (408 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on August 12, 2009 12 a.m.

    Nissan has released pricing and images (three of them) for the updated 2010 Sentra. The news here: the prices have been reduced, and the Sentra offers a navigation package for the first time, which has been priced at a mere $400. A rearview monitor has also been made available.

  • List: Ten Cars We Wish Were Still Sold Here (904 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on August 12, 2009 12 a.m.

    In honor of our sad farewell to the Honda S2000, we bring you this list of fairly recent cars we wish we could still buy in the U.S.

  • Keepers: GMC Syclone/Typhoon—Community (798 views)

    By Christopher Smith on August 10, 2009 12 a.m.

    Every hardcore performance ride has an enthusiast following, and while the same kind of race-inspired pedigree may not surround the Syclone/Typhoon, a small but faithful group of gearheads congregate to www.syty.org , online home to the International Syclone Typhoon Owners Association (ISTA and yes, they opt to go O-less for the acronym). International is no typo either; despite a limited production run, Syclones and Typhoons have found homes in such faraway lands as England, Sweden, Germany, and Austria. SyTy.org also lists club chapters for Brazil and Japan, though a visit to both websites suggests activity in those areas might be ...